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This matcha banana smoothie is a great way to start the day! It’s super easy to make and is suitable for those who are vegan and gluten-free.
Caffeine in a smoothie?? What a great way to start the day! I love this banana matcha smoothie in the morning, but I also love this coffee smoothie bowl.
Why you’ll love this banana matcha smoothie
This smoothie is:
- Easy to make
- Ready in minutes
- The perfect way to start your day!
*Scroll down to the recipe box for quantities.
Here is everything you’ll need to make this banana matcha smoothie:
- Frozen banana: You must use frozen to give this smoothie a nice, creamy texture and a chilled temperature.
- Matcha powder: Matcha provides about 70 mg of caffeine per teaspoon. The taste of matcha blends nicely with bananas in this smoothie.
- Maple syrup: Maple syrup is great for adding some sweetness to smoothies and it is perfect in this matcha smoothie!
- Vanilla extract: A splash of vanilla flavor takes this smoothie to the next level.
- Oat milk: I like oat milk for this smoothie because the taste blends well and it adds some creaminess.
My number one tip for this smoothie is to buy a high quality matcha.
Many different brands sell matcha and there are a range of price points. Some matcha is extremely expensive, and you definitely don’t need the most expensive one you can find!
But if you buy the cheapest one you find, it probably won’t taste great. Lower quality matcha has more of an unpleasant taste that is sometimes a bit fishy, while high-quality matcha tastes much better!
Higher quality matcha also has a brighter green color, while low quality matcha is a yellowish green.
This isn’t as important in a smoothie because the other flavors will help mask the bitterness and unpleasant taste of lower quality matcha, but your smoothie will definitely taste better with a good matcha!
Freeze your banana in chunks or slices. If your frozen banana is already in pieces, it will blend much more easily. This is especially helpful for those who do not have a high-powered blender.
I like to have containers of chopped frozen banana stocked in my freezer at all times!
Adjustments and substitutions
You can try a different milk. I have only tested this banana matcha smoothie with oat milk, but I’m guessing it would work just fine with other types of plant-based milk.
Use less matcha if desired. This smoothie calls for one teaspoon of matcha, but you can try ½ teaspoon or ¾ teaspoon if you don’t want as much caffeine.
You can omit the vanilla extract. I love adding a bit of a vanilla taste to this smoothie, but it will still be great without it!
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- Orange banana spinach smoothie
- Blueberry spinach smoothie
- Mango orange spinach smoothie
- Spirulina smoothie with pineapple
- 1 ½ frozen bananas
- 1 teaspoon matcha powder
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup oat milk
- Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.
- Drink immediately for best texture.
Add a bit more maple syrup for more sweetness if desired.
Add more milk if needed for blending.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 300